Today the Papertrey Ink team is back with lots more inspiration from the October 15 release. Be sure to swing around to the different blogs today -- I know I can't wait!
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Here's what I've been up to with the fantastic October release:
Botanical Blocks IV, designed by Nichole Heady, is a gorgeous addition to that series. I couldn't wait to watercolor it! Here I've used mostly re-inkers, although I did go back and touch up some areas with some traditional pan watercolors.
Stamps: Botanical Blocks IV
Dies: Noted: Scalloped A2
Ink: Versamark, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, True Black
Paper: watercolor paper, Classic Kraft card stock
Other: watercolors, twine, clear embossing powder
These are some quick tags I made using the Christmas Cuts dies and Christmas Cuts Sentiments stamps, designed by Lizzie Jones. I die-cut in white, then backed each one in rich jewel tones (including the new Dark Indigo).
For a quick accent, I dotted on some Platinum Stickles. A gorgeous sparkle in real life, not so much in my photo!
Here I've tied one of the tags onto a kraft bag for a quick gift wrap.
Stamps: Christmas Cuts Sentiments
Dies: Christmas Cuts
Ink: Dark Indigo, Pinefeather, Scarlet Jewel
Paper: White, Dark Indigo, Pinefeather Scarlet Jewel card stock
Other: ribbon, silver cord, Platinum Stickles
Snowflakes are some of my favorite images to create with, and Betsy Veldman's What the Doodle: Snowflake is a new favorite! I stamped an assortment of snowflakes in different colors for a blowing effect, then popped up two white embossed ones for extra dimension. The Dark Indigo card base has also been stamped with snowflakes.
Stamps: What the Doodle: Snowflakes
Dies: What the Doodle: Snowflakes
Ink: Aqua Mist, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Dark Indigo, Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet
Paper: White and Dark Indigo card stock
Other: baker's twine, white embossing powder, ink blending tools and foam
I took a quick little break from the holiday crafting to combine Betsy Veldman's Inspired: Hope with Dawn McVey's Floral Sketches patterned paper from a few release ago.
So bright and pretty, and the patterned paper made short work of putting this card together!
Stamps: Inspired: Hope
Dies: Inspired: Hope
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Berry Sorbet, Versamark
Paper: Stormy Sea, White card stock; Floral Sketches patterned paper collection
Other: vellum, True Black twine
I was so happy to see a holiday take on the Script Swirls! Script Swirls: Christmas is designed by Nichole Heady. These are so much fun for watercoloring and other artsy effects.
I accented each "ornament" with holly from Maile Belles's Shaped Sayings: Christmas.
And added a sentiment from Heather Nichols's Jingle All The Way stamps and dies.
Stamps: Script Swirls: Christmas, Jingle All the Way
Dies: Shaped Sayings: Christmas, Jingle All the Way, Tag Sale: #10
Ink: Green Parakeet, Aqua Mist Ocean Tides, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Pinefeather
Paper: White, Soft Stone, and Pure Poppy card stock; watercolor paper
Other: white embossing powder, white linen thread, red sequins
I used two of the smaller supporting images in Maile Belles's Splits: 'Tis the Season to stamp my background. I enjoyed doing a loose watercolor of the images and the background. The sentiment is also from Splits: 'Tis the Season.
Stamps: Splits: 'Tis the Season
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: watercolor paper; Rustic White and Olive Twist card stock; vellum
Other: gold embossing powder, Pinefeather baker's twine, gold jingle bells, watercolor paints
Stamps: Sprig Wreath
Dies: Shaped Sayings: Christmas
Ink: Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Ocean Tides, Cocoa Bean, Fresh Snow
Paper: Rustic White, Cocoa Bean, Ocean Tides card stock; Holiday Plaid patterned paper
Other: jute string, sewing machine, white gel pen
I picked some more masculine colors to use with Dawn McVey's Cozy Christmas. I love this set -- so much fun to build the thermos patterns in different colors! And those cover plates -- wow! I used Cozy Christmas 2 cover plate die on this card.
I accented with some snowflakes from Cozy Christmas as well as some greens from both Shaped Sayings: Christmas and Sprig Wreath.
Stamps: Cozy Christmas, Sprig Wreath
Dies: Cozy Christmas, Sprig Wreath, Shaped Sayings: Christmas, Cover Plate: Cozy Christmas 2
Ink: Fresh Snow, Ocean Tides, Smokey Shadow, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Aqua Mist, Classic Kraft, Cocoa Bean, Pinefeather, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado
Paper: Classic Kraft, Ocean Tides, Smokey Shadow, and White card stock
I adore the Sweet Holiday Wishes stamps and dies that Betsy Veldman designed. How much fun is it to decorate these stamped and die-cut cookies?!
I thought the Holiday Plaid background would be perfect to add to the festive cheer.
I also tucked in a few baking images from Dress Up Dolls: Let's Bake -- the oven mitt and whisk here and a rolling pin below.
Seriously, so much fun!
Stamps: Sweet Holiday Wishes, Dress Up Dolls: Let's Bake
Dies: Sweet Holiday Wishes, Dress Up Dolls: Let's Bake, Noted: Scalloped A1, Tag Sale #10
Ink: Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Vintage Jadeite, Aqua Mist; Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: White, Fresh Snow Linen, Classic Kraft card stock; Holiday Plaid patterned paper collection
Other: red cord, Copic markers, foam adhesive
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